atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#5085: Weir hit it out of the park

The Martian is an amazingly good read. I read the whole book at one sitting, and even having seen the movie (so I know what's going to happen) I didn't want to stop reading it.

The book has scenes in it the movie did not; the movie contains a very nice denouement the book lacks. The changes made to the story so that it would fit into a movie of reasonable length were entirely logical and nothing important got fucked. I liked the story a lot.

...it's his first novel, and he hit #1 on the NYT bestseller list and got a movie out of the deal. And it's a great read to boot.

I should be so lucky.
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